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My daughter called me right after the coronavirus pandemic and “sheltering in” began

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“Mom, I just got back from the grocery store… when did everyone start baking bread?” I apparently wasn’t the only one who had the great bread baking obsession. I had just made my third trip to the grocery store looking for flour. I combed the racks, even risking my life attempting to climb to the top shelf (disregarding the sign that said not to). I knew that’s where they hid the overstock. It’s been 3 weeks now, and the stores are still out of flour. I scrolled through Facebook, and recognized the problem immediately. There was not one, nor two…...

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— In Part 1 of this series about Getting Healthy and Fit, I covered some Rules for Eating Healthy. Today, I will cover some Rules for Exercising, and tomorrow I plan to write about Sticking to an Exercise Plan. First let me say: eating healthy is a great foundation for getting fit and healthy, but exercise is what will really get you there. Actually, you can do one and not the other, but you’ll only be halfway there, really. You need both. Rules for Exercising I have been exercising fairly steadily for more than a year now — starting in...

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photo by sara ligorria-tramp for EHD | from: my dream dorm

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Let me paint you a picture of yesteryear. It’s 2006 when I was a young, naive 18-year-old moving into her dorm room. Back then, the world was different. The iPhone had yet to change (*cough* take over) our lives forever, Facebook was strictly for college students and Instagram and Pinterest did not exist. Let me repeat that last part. Instagram and Pinterest DID NOT exist until 2010. I was already out of college when those came on the scene. Also, I think online shopping was a thing but I was NOT partaking. Too risky if you would have asked me....

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